Saturday, 21 June 2014

3 Quick & Easy Matte Nail Art Ideas

Who else has a bottle of unloved matte topcoat in their collection?

I've been trying to think of nail art ideas to use it with for literally years lol, but I finally came up with 3 simple and quick designs using either matte topcoat or polish.

Matte Nail Art Designs

The top design is very easy and can be changed up depending on the colours to represent lots of different ideas like giraffe print, pebbles, scales or even a dragon's egg!  
The second includes showing your naked nail as part of the design, and mattifies shimmery polish which is an effect I love the look of!
The bottom look uses striping tape to make stripes and would be a cool alternative for the 4th of July.

Check them out HERE or in the video below...

Arcadia  xx

Friday, 6 June 2014

Create Easy Feather Nail Art With A Toothpick!

Sometimes when I've got 'nail art block'  (writers block - nail art block...get it?) I sit down with some acrylic paint and some tools and start creating random shapes until I see a pattern emerging.  I've created a few designs that way over the years, and this time as I was trying to make a palm tree leaf type thing, I realised the shape I was making could be turned in to a feather...and this video was born.
I love it when that happens :)

Feather nail art by ArcadiaNailArtThis design is very easy, great for beginners, and you only need a toothpick.  I'd recommend using acrylic paints as you can easily wipe them away and start again if you mess up.  I used some by FolkArt.

Feather nail art by ArcadiaNailArt

Watch the video HERE or click below.

Arcadia  xx